Apps won't download from Market. Tried nearly everything, any ideas?
so i bought a thunderbolt and swapped over, then all of a sudden i couldn't install any of the apps from the market when my phone was trying to restore itself. i went back to the droid x and surprise it's still ongoing so there is something deeper here than just the phone. i simply get a "failed to download" message. here's what i've tried:
reset my gmail password
deleted/added a new credit card on google checkout
cleared market cache
cleared the download manager, browser data, etc.
toggled my gtalk login
did a phone wipe (on the tbolt) and tried again
backed down to the previous market version
none of the above has resolved the issue and i really just can't figure it out short of opening a new account and starting over (if that even works).
- 05-06-2011, 02:21 PM #2
so i had a few emails back and forth with google and ultimately this is what worked for me. so i'm off to try out my new thunderbolt and i'll let you guys know how it is! cheers!
1) From Home screen: Press Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage applications > (then clear the following)
- Google Services Framework > Clear data
- Market > Clear cache > Clear data > and Force stop
- Google Talk > Clear Data
2) Uninstall your Market updates by visiting Settings > Applications > Market > Uninstall Updates.
3) Reboot phone and wait 10 minutes and the re-download.
4) Open the Talk app > sign out > then re-open it and sign in.
5) Open Market and accept agreement.
6) Search or browse for apps and install.
- 05-07-2011, 08:01 PM #5
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Boy that is wild that you figured to do all that.... Out of curiosity did you try wiping sd card because sometime history files stored on card causes issues and also did you try pushing apps directly from Market pc version?
One more thing you may want yo invest into Titanium Backup if rooted or MyBackup if you are running stock. This way you can restore apps and Market usually notes apps installed on new device and work fine.
Wish you luck...
Astro file explorer can work to backup appear also..
- 05-07-2011, 08:25 PM #6
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I once upon a time had the same problem... if this doesn't work I don't know what will... (1) plug the phone into a computer and set to USB mass storage device, (2) go into the android_secure folder, (3) delete the 'smdl2tmp1.asec' file... all done! Worked for me when the error said unknown error 18... hope this helps anyone who has this kind of error! :-)
- 05-07-2011, 09:17 PM #7
- 05-07-2011, 10:25 PM #8
i was sure the problem wasn't with the SD card because this happened on two separate phones with two separate SD cards (and the thunderbolt was brand new out of the box as i said).
i do have mybackup pro and titanium backup on my droid x, although on the Tbolt it wouldn't matter because i couldn't even download my backup pro to access the backup files lol. luckily it was resolved though.
i'm fairly happy with the tbolt, we'll see how it goes.
- 05-08-2011, 11:01 PM #10
- 05-12-2011, 10:46 PM #12
I'm having the same problem except it will let me install some apps and some others it says failed download then when I click on it it says couldn't install on USB storage or SD card..does anybody know why and how I can fix it..the apps I need for installing a rom it wont let me download and a theme I want for go launcher that it let me download a bunch of before now it wont let me install the new ones please help
- 05-12-2011, 11:01 PM #13
Had the same problem earlier. You have to reformat the SD card. Make sure yiu transfer all the files to your computer or you will lose them. Then you need to do a factory reset. The problem is caused because of a corrupt file. Its no fun, trust me.
If you need assistance just Google reformatting.g the SD card for the Droid x and look for the Motorola website. That's what I did. (I honestly can't remember the steps)
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